Taylor Swift Under Attack by MAGA Christians

Early in her career, Taylor Swift stayed quiet on the political front. However, in recent years, the pop star has become a vocal supporter of progressive policies, leading to backlash from conservatives.

This includes Hank Kunneman, a MAGA supporter, pastor and self-proclaimed “prophet.” Kunneman has gone viral several times for his predictions, most including former President Donald Trump.

In his Sunday sermon on November 6, Kunneman said the 33-year-old singer is part of a conspiracy that also includes pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

In a snippet of the sermon shared to social media, Kunneman rallies against the pharmaceutical company, declaring: “Have you ever noticed how everything on TV is supported by Pfizer?”

“What’s up with this whole thing now with the Kansas City Chiefs that everyone is celebrating some lady, some girl?” he then tells the crowd, referencing Swift’s recent appearances at rumored boyfriend Travis Kelce’s football games.

“If you look at her concerts man, she does Satanic rituals and witchcraft. Why would you want to put that stuff in your home?”

Kunneman accused Swift of “dating Mr Pfizer,” citing NFL star Kelce’s recent campaign for the COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

“You don’t think there’s a connection somewhere?” he said.

Newsweek has reached out to Hank Kunneman and Taylor Swift for comment via email and web contact form.

Since being shared to X—the social network formerly known as Twitter—by the account @RightWingWatch, the clip of the sermon has received over 46,000 views.

Kunnemon’s words split users, with many defending Swift.

“Taylor Swift is the best role model for girls in America at this time,” wrote Carole Bulger.

“Taylor Swift is using her celebrity status to help people register to vote, and MAGA Christians are claiming that she’s using Satanic power over people going to her concerts,” said Michael Rincon.

User @lilyswaller called Kunneman a “false prophet and lying tongue,” while @AmenWokeJesus said Kunneman’s behavior is not “Christlike.”

“Hank Kunneman and MAGA pastors are all liars spreading hate and ignorance,” he wrote.

Others were confused by the accusations of Satanism, with @lora_life commenting: “Can’t they come with anything new? Witchcraft is so 1700 and 1800s.”

“Well I guess Satanic rituals are loving, kind, and sharing friendship bracelets,” another said, referencing the accessories traded by fans at Swift’s concerts.

However, others supported Kunneman, with DT writing: “I totally AGREE!!”

This isn’t the first time that Swift has been accused of promoting Satanism and witchcraft.

In October, former Republican Georgia governor candidate Kandiss Taylor claimed the Grammy-winner is “influencing innocent minds to be enticed with the dark side of spirituality” on X.

Tagging Swift in her comments, Taylor’s allegations were in response to an Instagram post that Swift shared where she thanked fans for “casting spells, getting engaged, and just generally creating the exact type of joyful chaos we’re known for” at her Eras Tour concerts.

Who Is Hank Kunneman?

Kunneman is a senior pastor at the Lord of Hosts Church in Omaha, Nebraska, and runs One Voice Ministries with his wife Brenda Kunneman, also a pastor. The couple host a YouTube channel, where they broadcast sermons to their 82,000 subscribers.

After Trump was arrested in Fulton County, Georgia, in August for allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 general election, Kunneman accused local authorities of working for the devil.

“Georgia and what they’re trying to do is gonna backfire, they’re gonna all need a bunch of Tums,” Kunneman said in a video shared online.

“And what they don’t realize is, what the devil went down to try to steal the soul of the nation, God is gonna use Georgia to absolutely now bring evidence to the forefront across this country that they’re gonna wish they never did that which they thought they could do to the people of this country.”

In July, Kunneman said that people needed to “reexamine [their] theology” if they believe that Joe Biden won the general election over Trump. In 2021, Kunneman suggested that God would “restore Trump” as president, but is holding out to test followers’ faith.

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